[Chicago] MPI in Python?

Michael Tobis mtobis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 18:26:20 CET 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Massimo Di Pierro
<mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu> wrote:
> If you need parallelization ,you care about speed. If you care about
>  speed use C/C++.

Some of the reasons for a mixed programming model including Python are
listed here:


At the University of Chicago we (mostly Mike Steder, now unfortunately
gainfully employed :-/) had a project that linked fortran90 and python
in a shared MPI communicator-world. This presented a lot of hurdles,
but I remain convinced it is a worthwhile approach. If only the legacy
code were in a sane language it would have been a slam dunk in favor
of Python+MPI.


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